“Bells of Peace” is transforming into an annual tradition.
In 2018 we launched the Bells of Peace initiative to create a national bell tolling at 11am local on 11/11 as a WWI Armistice Centennial remembrance.
Tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations participated including a proclamation from every state in the U.S., every branch of the military service, hundreds of churches, posts, chapters, cities and communities.
As we transition out of the centennial period, and based on your responses and requests, we are going to promote “Bells of Peace” as an annual moment of remembrance when we stop, and take a few minutes on Veterans Day to reflect, remember and honor those who served and sacrificed in what was suppose to be “The War to end all Wars” – but instead became “The War that Changed the World”.
No Bell? No Problem! The APP
Your are receiving this email because you downloaded the ” Bells of Peace” Participation App in the past and we wanted to let you know the new 2020 version has now published with some important new features and updates including:
- Built-in testing capabilities and diagnostics to help ensure that your tolling plans come off just as intended. If your smartphone speaker is muted, we will let you know. If you are not connected to the internet which could affect your clock, we will let you know.
- We have brought back the social sharing that allows participants to post their plans, ideas, and tolling to FB, Insta, Twitter or Youtube with the hashtag #BellsOfPeace, which will allow us to bring the posts right into the App. The concept is to build a community of participation and grow this over the years to come.
- At 1am on 11/12, the countdown timer will now automatically reset and start to countdown to November 11, 2021. That is also the Centennial for the internment of the Unknown Soldier. More on that over the coming year.
In this Pandemic year, getting a group together for a commemoration may be challenging. This makes the Bells of Peace Participation App even more useful.
A great idea for 2020 is to have a “Bells of Peace Zoom Tolling”.
We will publish an article into the App on how to do that. There is a …More section with updating article capability built in.
In the meantime, make sure you have the latest version installed. If your phone does not auto install the update, delete the app and install it again.
Go to your smartphone app store and search for “Bells of Peace” or use the links below.
Thank you for being a part of this!